Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gathering Decorations

I put this together with some items I already had. I am almost finished decorating the house. Started early!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Teddy Bear Goes To the Fair

My little Teddy is going to the Gridley Fair grounds also tomorrow. Hope he wins a blue ribbon!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Miniature Gazebo

Just finished my Butte County Fair entry. It was fun to put together. I made the little braided rug.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mini Garden

My little fairy village. Actually I guess it is a gnome village. Actually it is just a gnome yard. LOL ( Found the little metal house at the Salvation Army)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Easter Basket Ideas

This was an ugly red basket I found at the Salvation Army. I spray painted it green, added a white rabbit from Marshalls, some grass and eggs from Joann's and the flowers and greenery from Michaels.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Wow Cookies

These are so over the top... I just love looking at them!!! By bubolinkata!(Found on Flickr)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Early Easter Ideas

I know Easter is months away but I could not resist these cute little ideas I found today on Pinterest.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cookie Time

I wish my cookie decorating would turn out looking half this good.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Popcorn Corn Cobs

I made a batch of these last night and they were really good! Found the recipe in the Oct. issue of Martha Stewart Living. Really easy and so cute!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Halloween Dreaming

I just can not hardly wait till Fall.... Especially Halloween... My favorite holiday! Check out my Halloween blog by clicking on the black cat photo on the right side of this blog page.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Down on the Farm

I won first place at the Gridley Fair this week with my computer drawing. ( A caricature of me and my husband.)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy Fourth Of July

Some holiday ideas I found on Pinterest!!! Love the flag painted on the wood pallet....

Monday, June 2, 2014

Painted Jars

This is so easy. Just pour the paint in the jar... roll it around to cover all the sides then turn upside down on a paper and move it every 15 minutes till all the extra paint has spilled out.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Painted Shed

Thinking about painting my little shed like these that I found on Pinterest!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Easter Bun Bun Rolls

Can't wait to try and make these! Found them on Pinterest!

My Easter Basket

Here is the easter basket I put together. It was fun searching for all the decorations to go in it!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Easter Decor

This is so pretty. Found it on Pinterest....my favorite web site of all time!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Easter Has Come Early

Found this idea on Pinterest. The weather is so warm it feels like spring so I started looking for Easter ideas.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Snowmen in November

This is the cutest idea. Looks very easy to make. Saw it on Pinterest....my favorite web site! Don't forget to check out my Xmas blog. Just go to www.christmasintheforest.blogspot.com Or click on the photo to the right.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Candy Apples

Found this photo on Pinterest. What a great idea using branches for the apple sticks.
Check out my Halloween blog. (www.spookyhollowlane.blogspot.com)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

My Frog Collection

I don't know why I started collecting these guys. I put a battery tealite candle in each of them and it is really pretty at night. I am in the process of re-painting the cabinet. It is quite old and I am using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint which is fun to use.I added wainscot to the back of the cabinet and it gave it a really cute look.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fourth of July Pretzels


Possibly the easiest dessert you can make.  Fit for ANY celebration!  The perfect combination of sweet and salty! Place on your next dessert table or give as a delicious party favor.  All you need are pretzel rods, candy melts and sprinkles (colors to fit your celebration).  Fill small buckets and line them down the center of your table to make a fun and eatable centerpiece!
Place a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet.  Melt the candy.  I chose to coat the pretzels in white first.  TIP:  If your candy melts don’t get loose enough to dip into add a little shortening that will loosen the candy and make it easier to coat your pretzels.  The key to coating the pretzel without the candy dripping everywhere is in the temperature of the candy.  Not too hot and not too cold.  Once the candy is the right consistency it’s time to dip.  I put mine in a bowl and used a spoon to drizzle and coat the pretzel.  Swirl the pretzel to let any extra candy drip off and tap on the side of the bowl.  Add sprinkles immediately.  For adding sprinkles I put my sprinkle container into a larger bowl and spooned the sprinkles over the pretzel making sure to keep twisting it around.  That helps cool off the candy and stop it from dripping so much into your sprinkles.  Let the extra sprinkles fall into the larger bowl.  (Place finished pretzel on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.)  Once there is enough sprinkles in the bottom use some of those sprinkles on the your pretzels too.  If you choose to drizzle on your pretzels melt the candy melts the same as you did with the white.  Put melted candy into squeeze bottles.  TIP: Only melt one color at a time.  Drizzle over pretzels and melt your next color….

Fourth of July Fun


Fireworks Fans



These festive, easy-to-make fans are ideal for last-minute Fourth of July entertaining.
Martha Stewart Living Television
These festive, easy-to-make fans are ideal for last-minute Fourth of July entertaining. You can cluster a group of them in a bowl to create a celebratory centerpiece or place one on each place setting as a colorful and cooling party favor. Although Martha uses 8-by-15-inch paper for her fans, you can adjust the dimensions to your desired size; simply use paper that's as wide as you'd like your fan to be and about twice as long.
Tools and MaterialsPaper
Bone folder
Scissors
Stapler
Staples
Paper glue
Wooden sticks or bamboo skewers
Waxed twine (optional)
Fireworks Fan How-To1. Accordion-fold the paper, starting on a short side. (It's up to you how wide to make the folds; Martha's are about 1 inch wide.) Make a 45-degree diagonal cut at each end, then staple the folded paper in the center. (The staple should be perpendicular to the folds.) Glue one side. Open the fan so that the edges of one side meet. Glue the edges together, and hold the edges in place with a binder clip. (You should now have a partially opened fan.)
2. To create handles, position wooden sticks or bamboo skewers to the remaining sides, placing them inside the last folds; make sure the points are facing inward. Glue them in place, and attach binder clips while the glue dries. To keep the fan open, tie the handles together with waxed twine.

Fourth Of July


Love this table setting I found on Pinterest.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy Easter

Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter. The weather in Northern California has been gorgeous. Perfect for an Easter Egg Hunt.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hobbit House


                               I wish I had this little Hobbit house in my backyard! It is adorable...

Monday, February 18, 2013

What A Hoot

I have to go look for some rocks and give this a try! Be sure to use good, fine-tipped markers.(found it on Pinterest)

Monday, January 7, 2013

My Next Hutch


I have a brown hutch that I will be painting "white" with "Annie Sloan chalk paint". Hopefully it will look this cute when completed. Check out all the paint colors from Annie Sloan. Its really great paint.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Light Balls


What a great idea! I did not read the directions on this but I assume you either glue or poke the ends into a styrofoam ball. I think they even spray painted the ball first to match the colors of the lights. ( Except for the white one) I think they are really neat looking.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

DIY Icicle Trim



Icicle Trim

You might expect to find a decoration like this at Jack Frost's holiday bash, but any kid can make this frosty frill. All you need is tissue paper. Fold one sheet in half lengthwise, then make five-inch wide accordion folds. Along one short end, draw drippy icicles. Cut out. If you need more pieces, cut a fresh straight edge, then draw and cut out more icicles. Layer white tissue over blue, and attach with double-sided tape.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thanksgiving Pie Crusts


These are some unique pie crust ideas from Martha Stewart. I wish Martha would come over to my house someday.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Halloween Eggs


These little eggs look "spooktacular". Directions are on the Martha Stewart web site! Have Fun...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Again


It's my favorite time of year again. These witch's are really great. They are probably cut out of plywood and then painted black. Found them on Pinterest. I love the grass in front of them.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Watermelon Treats


 These are so cute! All you need to do is find a Rice Krispie treat recipe, divide mixture and add some all natural red and green food color, form it all together in a round cake pan,cut out triangles, add chocolate covered sunflower seeds and stick them on a cute little stick before they harden. Think I will make some today!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Scarecrow Mix


This mix would make a great gift. Add a vintage tag and a homemade bow. Click on the link to see my Halloween blog.